Friday, January 11, 2013
NPP holds meeting today to consider options in filing motion
The NPP yesterday challenged the joinder by the National Democratic Congress, saying the ruling party’s quest to join the petition is an attempt to delay the legal process.
The Supreme Court presided by Justice William Atuguba on Thursday, adjourned hearing of the NPP’s Presidential Election Petition sine die and therefore asked the party to file a formal application to the court.
Lead Counsel for the plaintiffs, Lawyer Gloria Akuffo speaking to Citi FM today, noted “we are meeting this afternoon, our expectation was that the matter will be dealt with summarily, so we were hoping that the matter will be dealt with so that we can go on with the rejoinder but the court exercised its discretion and decided we have to put it in the form of a motion; so we are meeting this afternoon to consider our options.”
The party will also decide on the period to file a formal application to challenge the composition of the panel of judges sitting on the case.
From: Adu Gyamfi Ameyaw